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Former federal prosecutor Mary Jo White has earned plaudits for the successful prosecution of John Gotti for five murders and sundry other high-profile cases. Now that she's been nominated to run the Securities and Exchange Commission, here's a quick review of her record in the world of finance and securities regulation.
White earned much of her gunslinger reputation prosecuting mobsters and terrorists. Still, there's no way to spend a decade running New York's Southern District without handling finance cases. In 2001, she oversaw a case that ended in a guilty plea by Republic New York, which had been acquired by HSBC two years earlier. The deal brought $606 million in investor restitution.